RABBI SHAFIR LOBB, formerly of Tucson, was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis 2016” by the Forward. Lobb has been the rabbi of Congregation Eitz Chayim in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., for one year. Previously, she was rabbi of Port Saint Lucie’s Temple Beth El Israel for three years. In Tucson, she served as the rabbi of Congregations Ner Tamid and Kol Simchah.
LORI RIEGEL, MJEd, presented her research on “Engaging Diverse Families: Identifying and Breaking Down Barriers to School Participation” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference in March. Riegel is a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership in a joint program of Lesley University and Hebrew College. This is second time she has been selected to present at this annual conference.